Chiropractor for Sciatica in Olympia, WA

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What is Sciatica and What are Chiropractor Sciatica Treatments?

Of the entire body the sciatic nerve is the longest and widest of all nerves. It starts in the lower back, runs along the buttocks, and down into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve accounts for the most nerve activity in the lower body. It is no wonder why sciatica is considered one of the most painful experiences. Chiropractor for sciatica is a common way to relieve the pain.  

Can a Chiropractor Help Sciatica?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve” [2] Here at Back in Action, we specialize in helping relieve the type of compression that results from injury, and everyday wear and tear. 

Chiropractic is a quick, affordable, non-invasive way to help relieve your Sciatica. We have helped many people alleviate the pain from Sciatica as it is a common and painful inconvenience; it affects as much as 40% of the population.

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Chiropractor for Sciatica: The Science

“Active manipulations have more effect than simulated manipulations on pain relief for acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion” – [3]

We understand that there can be stigma surrounding the effectiveness of Chiropractic therapy, so we encourage you to view our testimonials to see the real impact we can have on your daily life. We also encourage you to research the effectiveness of chiropractor for sciatica in the medical community. To get you started, here is a study from PubMed, observing chiropractic treatment for back pain and sciatica. The conclusion was that the, “Active manipulations have more effect than simulated manipulations on pain relief for acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion.” [3]

Can Chiropractor Make Sciatica Worse?

The focus of a Chiropractor is to find the misalignments within the body that are causing pressure, inflammation, and a prevention of the body’s natural ability to heal itself over time. Sometimes, people will try to eliminate pain themselves by favoring body parts that are not injured, this often leads to the misalignment that can generate long term chronic pain. It is a reality that for some, treatments may be uncomfortable in the early stages due to the change in everyday bad habits that have stemmed from the natural tendency to self-manage pain. For most, you will feel immediate relief through the release of compression around the sciatic nerve. Everyone is different, but here at Back in Action we can answer questions and concerns around sciatica so that you feel inspired to take action.

How to Know If You Have Sciatica?

Sciatica is pain that travels along the path from the lower back through the buttocks and down the leg. It can also affect the hip. Usually sciatica will only affect one side of your body. It most often occurs when someone has spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spine causing compression on the nerve), a herniated disc, or a bone spur. Because of these conditions inflammation, soreness, or numbness can affect the leg.

Sciatica Symptoms

  • Pain radiating along the spine, buttock, back of the leg
  • Discomfort along the nerve path
  • Sharp or excruciating pain
  • Mild aches
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Jolts similar to an electric shock
  • Or muscle weakness
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Sciatica Prevention Tips

Exercise daily

This can include any activity. But preferably a non sitting exercise that works on your core (back and abdomen) strength.

Maintain proper posture when sittinge daily

Choose a chair with good lower back (lumber) support, arm rests, and a swivel base. Use a pillow or other cushion to maintain the curvature of your lower back. Your hips should be equal in height to your knees.

Alternate between sitting and standingse daily

It is a good idea to stand throughout the day. Sitting is the new smoking according to new research. The ratio of sitting and standing is whatever feels comfortable to you. But computer work with a standing desk is a good option to help to balance both sitting and standing.

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Mon: 9 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wed:Mon: 9 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thu: Mon: 9 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fri: By Appointment